Ann headed into the explorers club room for the last time. Judy had asked her to come by so they could speak. The moment she opened the door Samantha, Judy and Clarissa shouted, ‘surprise’ as loud as they could.
Ann couldn’t help, but smile. She wasn’t expecting a surprise party.
“I can’t believe it!” Ann cried. “You guys are awesome!”
“You’re welcome!” Judy said, putting her hands on her hips. “It was my idea, of course.”
“We helped!” Samantha said, matter-of-factly.
“Yeah!” Clarissa said, in protest.
Ann glanced at Samantha and smiled warmly, but her smile vanished when her eyes fell on Clarissa. The girl had so many conflicting emotions about the girl. She knew Clarissa wasn’t a bad person, but at the same time she was attracting the attention of Samantha. The girl she loved.
“You two look happy.” Ann said, with a smirk.
“Well…” Samantha began.
“Don’t do this Ann.” Judy said, stepping up to Ann and taking the girl by her hand. “This is a party. Let’s have fun!”
Ann laughed. “Don’t worry. I just wanted to tell Clarissa that she won. I won’t hate her anymore.”
Clarissa smiled. “Thanks Ann.”
“Right!” Samantha said, after a few moments of silence. “Let’s party!”